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Recycled Orchestra to Bring Fundraising Tour to Manitoba

April 29, 2014 7:55 AM | Entertainment

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A group of Paraguay teenagers, who play musical instruments from trash found in a landfill, are coming to Canada for a series of concerts.

The Recycled Orchestra will perform in Winnipeg, Steinbach and Winkler this week.

The group is being hosted by the Global Family Foundation and will raise awareness and funds to build a community education centre in Cateura, home of the Recycled Orchestra and considered one of the poorest slums in South America.

“This is about creating opportunity for an incredibly resourceful and resilient community that is living on the margins. Helping their children get a quality education will not only improve their economic situation, but it will also allow them re-invest into their families and community to start breaking the cycle of inherited generational poverty,” said Mike Duerksen of the Global Family Foundation.

Concert dates:

Steinbach, MB – Wednesday, April 30
Steinbach Mennonite Church
345 Loewen Blvd., Steinbach
7:00 p.m.

Winkler, MB – Friday, May 2
Winkler MB Church
120 Pineview Drive, Winkler
7:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Saturday, May 3
Westwood Community Church
401 Westwood Drive, Winnipeg
7:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Sunday, May 4
With the MBCI Concert Band
North Kildonan MB Church
1315 Gateway Road, Winnipeg
7:00 p.m.